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Dec 12, 2011 07:14 AM

what to do with thai herbs

Made some thai this past weekend and now have a ton of leftover herbs (basil, mint, lemongrass, etc.).

Any smart suggestions on how to use them before they go bad?

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  1. mint= lamb meatballs
    basil= marinara, pesto
    lemongrass= infuse into chicken stock for tom yum

      1. re: biggreenmatt

        Lemongrass freezes ok, maybe try mincing it before you put it in to ice trays. Basil doesn't freeze well at all but you could make a pesto which will keep (unless it's Thai holy basil and then it might not taste so good in a pesto).

        Mint you could freeze in to ice cubes to use in drinks.